Paul wrote to the Galatians to be careful because, "...A man reaps what he sows."
My mom used to scold, "You made your bed, now lie in it."
I say, "This is a mess of your own making."
After my first visit to the dentist in five years the Spirit whispered this wisdom, "A man reaps what he sows."
I am currently reaping heaps of pain because I sowed neglect.
I am lying in a bed of financial distress because I made a bed of stupidity.
Ugh, I made this mess in my mouth because I HATE the dentist.
And the Spirit didn't stop. My lesson was not over.
After a visit to the allergist I realized I was reaping an attitude of complacency because I had sown denial.
I saw that the bed of my attitude meant I had to lie in uncomfortablness with my kids' attitudes.
In neglecting to sow the Father, Son and Holy Spirit into the fabric of my everyday I had reaped bitterness and depression.
Reaping what you sow should not be so profound but somehow I had lost sight of the cause and effect world I live in. The cause and effect of the long term and the short.
It is startling and a bit crippling to have that relationship brought into focus. To see the bounty of bad where I had wanted good but failed to sow it.
As Psalm 121 reassures, "My help comes from the Lord." I start afresh, tilling and weeding and pruning what needs to die knowing that the harvest will glorify God. I cast my anxiety about a month of dentist visits and the pain and uncomfortableness on Him knowing He will bring me the peace I need to stay in the chair. I trust in the Lord with all my heart when it comes to my allergic son knowing that He knows the plans He has for him.